Residential Care Home Awareness

  • Juan Enrique Garrido Navarro
  • Victor M. R. Penichet
  • Maria-Dolores Lozano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7657)


The evolution of technology has resulted in important advances in health computing. Nowadays, health environments are able to use sophisticated systems by which users can reduce efforts and make their actions more efficient. Additionally, health systems allow avoiding typical human errors by means of automated processes. An important parameter of health systems is awareness as it can be considered as collaborative. It can be defined as the information that users need about the environment. In this way, this paper presents an awareness analysis of a specific health environment: Residential Care Homes. We consider that scenario due to the importance of improving the quality of life of the residents by helping employees in their tasks.


Awareness Healthcare Context-awareness Collaboration Coordination Cooperation Communication Ubiquity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Enrique Garrido Navarro
    • 1
  • Victor M. R. Penichet
    • 2
  • Maria-Dolores Lozano
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science Research InstituteUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain
  2. 2.Computer Systems DepartmentUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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